Pin to Profits: Affiliate Marketing Online Course Review
I love Pinterest. I am on Pinterest every day for both my businesses.
I use it extensively to grow this business, The Creative Curator, and I use it in my second biz as a Pinterest strategist for online business owners, over here.
One thing I have never done however, is use Pinterest for affiliate marketing. I had always thought that affiliate marketing was spammy. I had an image in my head of swinging by a site, and being inundated with pop ups and flashy ads all over the webpage. That to me was affiliate marketing.
I even wrote on my ‘About’ page here that there would be ‘no whizz-bang flashy ads on the site; they annoy me, they’d annoy you’! And yet, here I find myself 21 months on from having launched my website, finally using affiliate links. Why?
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Pin to Profits: Affiliate Marketing
I had been hearing people tell me that if my business wasn’t making enough to live on, it wasn’t really a business. Rather, it was just a hobby.
Let me tell you – this seriously annoyed me. The Creative Curator is NOT a hobby. I have plans for this biz of mine, big plans. But first, I needed to start bringing in more revenue, to make things happen.
It was around Black Friday in 2017, and got an email from someone, about an online course called *Pin to Profits: Affiliate Marketing. It was created by someone called McKinzie on a site called Moms Make Cents. I had never heard of Mckinzie or her site, but the course was on sale, I needed help with what she taught, so off I went to check it out.
Now, I’m not a stay at mom, looking to make extra income at home, so it could be said that i’m not the perfect target audience for Pin to Profits. Yet, I was intrigued enough by the description of the course contents to actually put my money on the table.
What’s Inside Pin to Profits: Affiliate Marketing?
Pin to Profits: Affiliate Marketing is made up of five modules:
- Module 1: The Fundamentals of Affiliate Marketing on Pinterest
- Module 2: Optimise Your Pinterest Account
- Module 3: Branding For Pinterest
- Module 4: Implementing Pinterest Affiliate Marketing
- Module 5: Pin Affiliate Tips For Bloggers
To be fair, I only needed modules 1, 4 and 5, as I’d been using Pinterest long enough by then to know the rest, but, those three modules were totally worth the price I paid for the course.
I spent time implementing the lessons that Mckinzie taught, and waited. And waited. I started to think that making anything on Pinterest through affiliate marketing was all a load of codswallop. But just as I stopped thinking on it, and moved onto the next thing on my list, the affiliate commissions started coming in.
Income From Implementing Pin to Profits: Affiliate Marketing
In December I made just under $20. In January 2017, I’ve so far made almost $47. Sure, most would say it’s nothing to write home about, because $47 wouldn’t even pay for my monthly email list cost over on *ConvertKit. Yet it’s $47 more than I earnt in every other month in 2017.
And I expect this monthly affiliate amount to keep growing. Because now I know how to use affiliate marketing on Pinterest in a way that isn’t spammy and annoying.
Is Pin to Profits: Affiliate Marketing Worth It?
Oh yes. I paid around $42 in November 2017, and have already made that back. And with Pinterest now circulating all my pins that lead to affiliate products, that small investment has more than paid for itself.
I also love how warm and friendly McKinzie is. I emailed her about the course, and had several emails back. I feel happy having spent my money on a product that works, from someone who cares about her audience. Win-win me thinks?
If you’d like to learn more and start making affiliate income, check out *McKinzie’s Pin to Profits: Affiliate Marketing course here.